Unions shocked at CODA withdrawal

RyanAir at City of Derry Airport. DER3716GS014
RyanAir at City of Derry Airport. DER3716GS014

Officials from NIPSA and Unite said they were shocked by Tuesday’s airport announcement.

Trade union official Alan Law said: “The news that Ryanair are reducing the flights from March 2017 is devastating. The discussion with Mr Kelpie and Mr Devine was very positive and I wish them well in their continued efforts to secure replacements.

The impact of Air Passenger Duty continues to disproportionately affect the airport.”

“This remains a huge issue which local politicians need to grasp.

“The airport is popular with the local customers, it is essential for regional connectivity in the North West and I hope that the NI Executive show the same level of commitment to protecting this important economic driver as they have done for the transatlantic route from Belfast International.”